The other day I saw a conversation starter on Facebook. It went something like this: What was the first thing you did after giving birth? My immediate thought surprised me: I don’t know, I haven’t given birth. You see, Little M was born by caesarean. I honestly feel that way. Little M was a breech baby, and so was delivered via caesarean section. And that’s how I think of it.… View Post

Welcome back to Meet the Parents, my weekly blog series where a blogger and parent shares their advice for first-time and expectant parents. This week we welcome Rebecca, who blogs at The Ish Mother. Tell me a bit about you, your blog and your family. I am a thirty-something mother of two children – Eleanor (5) and Ezra (nearly 1) – based in West Yorkshire. I blog at The Ish… View Post

Phew, what a week! Although I’d taught a couple of afternoons per week for a few weeks before the Easter holidays, I feel as though I started back at work ‘properly’ this week, as I taught a full day on Wednesday. An actual whole day! My first since going on maternity leave almost a full year ago. I was really nervous, actually, as it was a class I haven’t worked… View Post

Last week Little M and I were invited down to intu Lakeside to attend the opening of the new NEXT store there. We’ve never been to a store opening before, so we weren’t sure what to expect. We arrived around 30 minutes before the store was due to open. There was already a queue forming as the lovely people at NEXT intu Lakeside were giving away gold envelopes containing mystery… View Post

Welcome back to Meet the Parents, my weekly blog series where a blogger and parent shares their advice for first-time and expectant parents. This week we welcome Hannah, who blogs at The Amphletts. Tell me a bit about you, your blog and your family. I’m Hannah, the voice behind The Amphletts, wife of Mr A and Mama to little N. Mr A’s military career defines our family, where we live,… View Post